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An unknown Greek Philosopher once defined an accident as “the invasion of the unaware by the unexpected”. In today’s health and safety culture this could be redefined as “the invasion of the untrained by the unidentified”. C-MIST training has this approach at its heart – indeed 'training' could be better referred to as 'competency development'.

C-MIST courses:

  • are given by experienced practitioners – skilled in presentation, the subject and its practical implementation;
  • cover construction topics from core legislation to on-site tool box talks; and
  • meet the needs of all involved in construction - from senior directors/managers to site labourers.

Some courses are ‘open’ to all applicants – in particular the Competent CDM Co-ordination. This developed from the Competent Planning Supervision course set up in association with the RIAS in Scotland when the CDM Regulations were first introduced. It has since become the premier CDM Co-ordinator course in the UK recognised by the HSE and approved by the Institution of Construction Safety, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and, for grant purposes, the CITB.

Most courses, however, are tailored to specific clients’ needs allowing the course to focus on what the delegates actually need and using exercises and examples drawn from their own experience. Off-site courses can be held at C-MIST’s training facility in Edinburgh (10 minutes from the Airport) or at any other agreed venue.

Construction Courses

  • Cut and Grind

    This course has been developed so as to meet the full requirements of the PUWER Regulations and is designed for candidates who have had no training on cutting and grinding tools and those requiring refresher training.

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  • Use of C.A.T & Genny

    This course has been developed to assist any operative working in or around ground working activities, such as machine operators, banksman, site engineers, site foreman and site managers.

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  • Abrasive Wheels & Face Fit Test

    Employers are required to ensure that anyone changing and mounting a bonded abrasive wheel or disc has received the appropriate instruction and training on the aspects of safety in relation to abrasive wheels.

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  • Asbestos Awareness

    This course has been developed to give instruction on the hazards and dangers involved with asbestos and are intended for all persons working in areas where asbestos materials may be located.

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  • Managing Asbestos in Buildings

    The amendments to the control of asbestos at work regulation require asbestos contained within buildings to be identified and managed.

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  • Hand Arm Vibration

    This course has been developed so as to advise both management and operatives in the hazards and dangers from hand arm vibration and to advise them on the correct systems and procedures to be implemented within the work place.

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  • Slinger / Signaller

    This course has been developed and designed for candidates who have had no training in the systems and procedures involved in slinging loads or signalling.

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  • CDM Training

    This course has been developed for anyone who deals with the administration of contracts, from clients, designers, safety advisors and principal contractors to general contractors and estimators.

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  • Tackle Inspection Course

    Anyone with specific responsibilities for inspecting or using lifting gear.

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  • Ladder Safety

    Anyone having to supervise or use any type of ladder when in a working environment. The course will be presented using overhead projector presentation and appropriate videos to emphasise points on safety.

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  • Safety Awareness Course

    To help individuals become aware of the basic safety information they would know whilst working on a building or construction environment.

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  • Banksman Techniques

    Useful for anyone with responsibility for safely directing the movement of plant, equipment or materials within the work area. The course will be presented using overhead projector presentation and appropriate videos to emphasise points on safety.

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  • Office Safety

    Useful for anyone carrying out work in an office environment and requiring basic information on the hazards and legislation's covering office work.

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  • Confined Space Entry Course

    The course has been developed for Site Management, agents and operatives who are responsible for the entry in to confined spaces.

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  • Demolition Operative Safety Awareness

    This course has been developed so as to meet the full requirements of the demolition safety requirements and is designed for candidates who have had no training on demolition and those requiring refresher training.

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  • Fire Safety in Construction Work for Operatives

    The course has been developed to provide Contractors with the necessary knowledge and skills to satisfy their fire safety responsibilities within construction projects.

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  • Fire Safety in Construction Work for Designers

    The course has been developed to provide Designers with the necessary knowledge and skills to satisfy their fire safety responsibilities within construction projects.

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  • Fire Safety Induction Course

    The aim of the course is to provide all employees with the necessary fire safety training to satisfy the requirements of the Fire Precautions Act 1971, and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992. It achieves this by training all employees on the actions to be taken in the event of a fire.

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  • Fire Wardens Training Course

    This training is designed for appointed fire wardens, to enable them to carry out their duties effectively. This training fulfils the employer’s duty to provide training as required by the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997. The training will provide fire wardens with a detailed knowledge and understanding of fire safety, which will allow them to undertake their duties effectively.

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  • Fire Safety in Construction Work for CDM - Coordinators

    The course has been developed for Site Management, agents and operatives who are responsible for the entry in to confined spaces.

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  • Fire Risk Assessment

    The course has been developed to equip Senior Managers and other personnel with fire safety responsibilities with necessary knowledge and skills to satisfy their fire safety responsibilities.

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  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (2-Day Refresher)

    A refresher course for Directors, Managers and supervisors who have attended the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme course since 01 January 2001.

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  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (5 Day)

    The Site Management Safety Training Scheme has been approved by the Department for Education and Employment under Section 96 of The Skills and Learning Act 2000 and is recognised by such organisations as the Health & Safety Executive, the CIOB and the ICE as a relevant and valuable step towards a student becoming a competent manager of a building and construction site.

    It helps site managers (and anyone wanting to become a site manager) to develop a better understanding of the legal, moral and social responsibilities of their role, and to manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions.

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  • Qualitative Face Fit Assessors

    Managers and Operatives wishing to carry out qualitative face fit testing to facepiece wearers working on-site and in-house.

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  • Managing Safely

    Managing Safely is for those required to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both their organisation's policy and best practice in Health and Safety. Managing Safely comprises seven core modules requiring a total direct input period of at least 24 hours plus assessment time. The delivery can be spread over a convenient time span. One organisation-specific module may be added if required.

    It aims to equip managers, supervisors and others with the knowledge to implement appropriate management control of health & safety.

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  • First Aid at Work

    The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require that in order to provide first aid to their employees who are injured or become ill at work, employers must have adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel.

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  • First Aid at Work (Refresher)

    The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require that in order to provide first aid to their employees who are injured or become ill at work, employers must have adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel.

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  • First Aid at Work (Appointed Person)

    The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require that in order to provide first aid to their employees who are injured or become ill at work, employers must have adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel.

    An appointed person is someone chosen to:

    • take charge when someone is injured or falls ill, including calling an ambulance if required;
    • look after the first aid equipment, eg restocking the first aid box.

    Appointed persons should not attempt to give first aid for which they have not been trained.

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  • Working at Heights

    The course is for managers, supervisors and other responsible for working at height operations within the work environments.

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